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Plastic Found In Mussels From The Arctic To China And Enters Human Food

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I wouldn’t eat the things anyway but…

An excerpt from ReutersTiny bits of plastic are contaminating mussels from the European Arctic to China in a sign of the global spread of ocean pollution that can end up on people’s dinner plates.

Mussels in apparently pristine Arctic waters had most plastic of any tested along the Norwegian coast, according to a study this month by the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA).
Plastics may be getting swept north by ocean currents and winds from Europe and America, ending up swirling around the Arctic Ocean, NIVA researcher Amy Lusher said. “Microplastics have been found in mussels everywhere scientists have looked.”

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